[vlc-devel] Re: Compile VLC for debugging
clahey at clahey.net
Wed May 23 17:04:01 CEST 2007
If vlc is a libtool wrapper script, you can probably run libtool gdb
./vlc or something like that.
If you're using gdb under emacs, you may have to create a wrapper
script gdb-libtool that just runs libtool gdb and passes the arguments
of the wrapper script at the end of the command line. This is because
some emacs implementations insert gdb arguments after the first item
on the command line and the arguments have to go to gdb instead of
On 5/23/07, Herman Schultz <herman.schultz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/23/07, RÃ©mi Denis-Courmont <rdenis at simphalempin.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 May 2007 16:11:14 -0500, "Herman Schultz"
> > <herman.schultz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I ' ./configure --enable-debug' and then 'make',
> > > but when I run the final 'vlc', I get 'File format not recognized'
> > error.
> > >
> > > $ gdb ./vlc
> > > GNU gdb 6.6-debian
> > > Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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> > > are
> > > welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain
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> > > This GDB was configured as "i486-linux-gnu"...
> > > "/home/herman/src/vlc-trunk/vlc": not in executable
> format: File format
> > > not
> > > recognized
> > >
> > > can you please help how can I run vlc under debugger?
> > The solution to this problem has already been posted in this exact same
> > thread. Could you please try self help, and limit questions for difficult
> > issues?
> Thanks. I did try what a poster suggested, but it just does not work for me:
> "We recommend you to use gdb for debugging VLC. Simply running VLC in
> it, is straight forward: "$ gdb ./vlc" (or similar; depending where
> your VLC binary is actually located). Using gdb is a bit more
> complicated, so please have a look at gdb's documentation."
> Thank you.
> > --
> > RÃ©mi Denis-Courmont
> > http://www.remlab.net/
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